Pardew, Ashley And Kinnear Had Good Meeting This Week

Alan Pardew talked with the local Newcastle press this afternoon, and of course he talked about the game coming up on Saturday at Cardiff, and also the match last Monday against Everton, when we were hopeless with no fight in the first half, and we looked a good side with loads of spirit in the second half – so go figure that one out.

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Mike Ashley with Joe Kinnear picking his nose on Monday night

But Alan has said his Newcastle team must be consistent and play well over the full 90 minutes and that will be the emphasis on Saturday.

And Alan revealed he had asked for a meeting with Mike Ashley and Joe Kinnear after the disastrous game at Everton, and two successive league defeats.

This is some of what Alan Pardew said this afternoon:

“It was important to go and see the owner after a game like that, and see we know where we are coming from.” “We had a good meeting after with me, Mike and Joe.”

“Just to make sure we know exactly what is going on, on the pitch and in terms of the result.” “There was nothing untoward.”

Nevertheless there is now significant pressure on Alan and the players to get a decent result, and hopefully it will be a win at Cardiff City on Saturday, otherwise we’ll have to stew in another poor result for two weeks during the International break.

And then we have Liverpool at home in the next league game – now let’s think how did we do in the corresponding game last season?


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135 comments so far

  • theartfuldodger

    Oct 3, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #1

    “Just to make sure we know exactly what is going on, on the pitch and in terms of the result”

    Really ? Can you tell us as well…

  • Assam Toon

    Oct 3, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #2

    I actually want us to lose next few matches,provided it escorts pardew out of the building. And then with kinnear in charge,the players would deliberately underperform giving rise to a di canioish situation. And then a new manager in january, a couple of good signings and a blistering end to the season…ok now will pass over the thing I was smoking.

  • phatt knacker

    Oct 3, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #3

    This season has a chance to slip away already due to the effect on confidence the balls up in the summer has had. we might be level on points with man u but look at the fixtures they have played and then think how many points we would have got?!?!? not as many as we have now 🙁

    This club needs a major change and the sooner the better

  • Levi

    Oct 3, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #4

    Lots of teams have 2 different centre backs. Its not that yanga is a bad player its that the pairing doesn’t work with colo. They are both great readers of the game but aren’t strong enough in the air or physical enough.

  • GeordieDan

    Oct 3, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #5

    What a load of bollox!

    Didn’t these 3 cretins have a “good meeting” a couple of months ago about incoming transfers?

    A good meeting to them seems to be a piss up followed by a conversation about anything BUT the benefit of our club!

    Utter, utter bollox

  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 3, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #6

    The fight back against Everton was a very good sign but it has to be followed up with a good performance against Cardiff. If we collapse for even a half again it will look very grim for Pardew. The inconsistency of our play is probably what is going to get him sacked. I hope Ashley regains his sanity and hires a good manager. Last chance Mike.

  • geoff777

    Oct 3, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #7

    It would be a good idea for Pardew to get a couple of young coaches in with more energy than Stone and Carver. Great guys but neither can move fast enough to really get involved and push the sessions along at a pace.

    Start with passing, crossing, corners and free kicks. We waste so many opportunities.
    Teach Cisse the offside rule.

  • Ashton

    Oct 3, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #8

    That’s not a good meeting. Ashley telling Pardew to leave would be a good meeting.

  • John Tudor

    Oct 3, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #9

    a fightback against a confident side 3-0 up playing out in second gear
    yeah right

  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 3, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #10

    Were you not a bit encouraged by the second half John Tudor @9? We might have given up entirely and it could have ended 5-0. I liked the response when Cabaye came on and both he and Remy didn’t let their heads drop. I’ve been very critical of Pardew and will continue to be when we play poorly but I’m hoping to see something far better against Cardiff. It’s just hope until it happens mind.

  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 3, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #11

    geoff777 @7 a very good idea so it probably won’t be adopted by us. It would point the finger too clearly at the coaches and the manager mate.

  • zimtoon

    Oct 3, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #12

    Ed so as you claim mapou has had 2 bad games out of 27 he is now a shit player, be serious please for the sake of the blog

  • toon kk

    Oct 3, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #13

    One of the MASIVE problems within the club is its run and owned by people who don’t know enough about football.
    Mashley should sit down with some reliable adviser’s with knowledge and sort this mess out. The whole mess is filtering down to the players, alot of them arnt pulling their weight. I honestly don’t think it’s a happy camp. There’s alot going on and getting covered up, from bad training to team attitude.
    The whole club needs a good shake up.

  • yorkymag

    Oct 3, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #14

    I am IMO afraid that mapou is not a bad player per say he has loads of natural talent but does not have a football brain
    This unfortunately separates the average from the excellent
    He will be an average player not dissimilar to Titus in many ways but not in any way what we were led to believe we had bought .mr Carr dropped a bollock

  • catchy in norway

    Oct 3, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #15

    is there some master plan us mortals don’t know about?

    not even sir alex knows about this one 😉

    oh hope the owner bought it cos I don’t

    your shit and you know you are,your shit and you know you are

  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 3, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #16

    Dafoe still a great striker at 31. So deadly in the box.

  • Munster Mag

    Oct 3, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #17

    TDS, you’re wrong I’m afraid. Ashley’s advertising is not comparable to Hall’s. Big whooptee do – he bought Sissoko – do we fall on our knees and cry with happiness? He treated Shearer like shit. He treated KK like shit and KK won in court. It wasnt ludicrous to appoint KK – it was ludicrous to mess him around. It was lusicrous to appoint Pardew ( which amazed the footballing world ) , without competition. Ashley is an idiot in terms of football club ownership. And stop trotting out the advertisng story – he stripped St James of the name, and has tarted it up with SD, on the pretensions of making money via another sponsor which wasnt going to happen. Big brands dont want heir name with negative connotations amongst the public. Sad fans were willing to sell their clubs soul because he told you that you might get a few mill a year – well stuff that, I’d rather we kept the name. Call me when Liverpool fans start accpting shit like that about Anfield. The broad picture on Ashley is negative. He is reducing our expectations to mediocrity, although we have such a well supported club wioth a famous( ish ) name. We are not progressing, and we wont progress. You defend him all you want mate, whilst calling him a prick or whatever you said . I understand that you dont want people highlighting unfair errors, but he clearly has caused enough crap that exaggeration isnt needed. Incidentally, people ( like u, I dunno ? ) shouted that I didnt understand his objectives a few years ago when I decried his continuing lack of real investment. All I was asking was for fair money to be spent each season building the team and squad. Its not going to happen TDS. Right now, we need probably 3 decent players to really progress. Thats not going to happen. But hey, if we invest we’ll become like Leeds and we dont want that do we? Fear fear fear , when its ambition that we need.

  • catchy in norway

    Oct 3, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #18

    “if I’m honest”

    I think (hope) I was a vote of confidence 😉 from big mike who looked like he had put all his weight back on,
    he looked so trim before the summer

  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 3, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #19

    All we as supporter can do is hope that Ashley sees his current method isn’t working either for him or the supporters. He’s got a 16th place team again, not a mid table one. He’s in danger of losing his money. The method clearly hasn’t worked. You can’t go half way. Buy foreign internationals and then have a mediocre English manager who has never managed a series of decent seasons with anyone. And Kinnear obviously isn’t the answer either. Stop with the lackeys Ashley before it really is too late and you lose your money, the only thing you really care about.

  • John Tudor

    Oct 3, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #20

    not really everton backed off they could have scored more
    parpoos useless tictacs caused us to conceded too many he will get us sent down

  • scout

    Oct 3, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #21

    70 goals conceded last season and 11 in 6 games this year. Seriously need to move colo on

  • askar

    Oct 3, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #22

    – My comments are always directed at you because it is a joy to talk with you and exciting to have your points about NUFC states 🙂
    – I know that you don’t want to see our team do badly 🙂

    I guess what you mean: Tiote is not Anita and Willo<Mbiwa or Taylor but I am including Willo and Tiote in our 11 because we need strong player with enough mass to hit with plenty of heat.

    I really think that fierce competition will help us to win.

    Ruddy: I will bet that we are going to be in the top four 🙂

  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 3, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #23

    Ok fair enough John Tudor. I’m not going to try to defend Pardew. He’s hopeless. It will never get consistently better under him but I don’t want Joe in his place so don’t even think about it Mike.

  • Tommyy

    Oct 3, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #24

    For me it’s not a case of good player bad player, it’s all relative to how we set up, how we’re coached and how we’re utilised as a team.

    Take for instance the huge number of clubs who have been in the Premier League with far poorer squads on paper, they play to their strengths and are always well structured, organised and driven I.e the core traits of any successful side in history.

    We have none of those traits and that lies entirely with the management, they’ve allowed the players to become unorganised, confused and underperforming.

    We desperately need an authoritarian who can shake up the dressing room and get this team organised and motivated, we need a structure.

  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 3, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #25

    Askar @22 you’re starting to sound like Kets mate. We’re “going to be in the top four”???? So we’re just hiding in the weeds in 16th, losing to Hull at home, collapsing against Everton. It’s all just a clever ruse by Pardew then?

  • John Tudor

    Oct 3, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #26

    if parps goes and kinnear came in how long afore his ticker explodes when colo and cabs tell him to shove it

  • Tommyy

    Oct 3, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #27

    Might I add, not to the detriment of our flair and attacking prowess. But there are many such coaches out there. I’m becoming sick and tired of watching teams every single week have more organisation and structure than we do. The last side I can remember having less than us was QPR last season. It’s every single week, even when we win we don’t look like a capable side, and no I do not count the odd 20 minutes of decent football nor the huge volume of individual goals.

  • Tommyy

    Oct 3, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #28

    The only positive about Kinnear will be organisation, there are no others.

  • Ciaran

    Oct 3, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #29


    I am Ruddy, so you directed both parts of your comment to the same person! 😀

    Tiote and Willo may bring a bit more strength, but what we’re losing out in quality will make us worse than we already are (and we’re pretty awful on the field)

    Cardiff away will be no walk in the park, and with a disastrous next 4 games after it we really need 3 points on Saturday.

  • scout

    Oct 3, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #30

    Good defenders don’t let in 70 goals in a season. Get some new defenders in who can turn around quickly and are speedy.

  • scout

    Oct 3, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #31

    We have no chance against Cardiff.

  • scout

    Oct 3, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #32

    If you backed us to lose 3-2 every game. You’ll be up even if it didn’t come in again this season

  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 3, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #33

    Spurs have allowed 2 goals in all games played so far Sharpy mate. Seven clean sheets. Dafoe has 5 goals from 7 shots!! How are we going to do against them? It’s very scary looking ahead.

  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 3, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #34

    Sorry posting on another blog as well. Although perhaps Sharpy will see it on here also! It’s still a valid point. How are we going to do against Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs?

  • JackButler

    Oct 3, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #35


    Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs could run riot against us as our last two games have shown we can not defend against simple, routine attacks.

    The Cardiff and Sunderland games are massively important to us now as even players are saying its a must win game and it’s only game 7 of the season

  • toonicle

    Oct 3, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #36

    Where is all this “we fought back well against Everton” coming from? They relaxed and laid off for the most part second half and we only got back into the game because of 1 good free kick from Cabaye. It’s not like we were playing them off the field or something.

  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 3, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #37

    Spurs are a successful club and getting better. AVB is a good manager and learning the Prem now. We are not a well owned or managed club. We are floundering thanks to a very poor owner with no real idea how to improve things short of hiring another flunky.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Oct 3, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #38

    What worries me the most is that Kinnear will be picking the next four or five managers, meaning we’re going to get english long ball managers. Expect Frank Clark, George Graham, Ron Atkinson or Howard Wilkinson.

    He’s so out of touch with the modern game.

    Pardew is shocking. He’s got 6 new players in since last January and 5 of them should be settled by now so he hasn’t got the excuse diCanio had.

    If I was manager I’d play Dummet as he defends more than Santon/ Debuchy but Pards won’t. Instead he’ll mention that he gave Chamberlain his chance in League 1 and played Noble when he was 16 and leave Dummet on the bench and say he’s knocking on the door.

  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 3, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #39

    Spot on Jack Butler @35. You’re absolutely right. As for the fight back toonicle @36 I’m grasping at one of the only straws available. We are sh*te this season for the most part. If it continues against Cardiff Pardew should go before we face some much tougher teams.

  • JackButler

    Oct 3, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #40


    Perhaos if we had bothered to turn up in the first half a fight back wouldn’t have been needed!!!

    But saying that we never seem capable of putting 90 minutes performance together under Pardew


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